This comprehensive unit on the non-fiction book Into Thin Air includes reading guides to be used individually or in literature circles, as well as notes to guide students and teachers on key ideas. Activity sheets include how to select an Everest guide, climbing risks, and the difficulty of making moral choices on the mountain. The package also considers several other perspectives on the 1996 disaster for students to compare and contrast. Also included are teacher notes on the chapters and the IMAX Everest film, as well as guidelines and scaffolding for a paper and a research project. Two vocabulary quizzes are also included.